Occupy Wall Street Ultimatums

The "Soros show" in cities nationwide is slowly coming to a head.  What the protestors aka deadbeats "really" want has been elusive - till now.

The first group to "Occupy" was the Wall Street crowd - and now we have a list of their demands.  Oh boy, is this a list!

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage.  This one is cryptic, the code-phrase "living wage" is from unions, it is a euphemism for the exorbitant wages and benefits they enjoy.   Included in this demand is some strange notion that levying trade tariffs on all imports will happily level the playing field for overly-expensive American goods.  This will start a massive trade-war of course, but gosh we are on a roll right?

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. Surprise!  Socialized, unaffordable, magical free healthcare for the masses - heaven is just this easy!

Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment. Again, cryptic, do they intend a flat wage for all?  Ala communism?  That has been tried how many times?  And how many have succeeded?  When you suck the incentive to differentiate thru talent or hard work, what do you get?  Oh yea, mediocritity, you know, government union workers.

Demand four: Free college education. Aha!  Now we get down to it - the not so hidden, not so hidden, hidden agenda.  Forgive student loans, and for the rest - well, Harvard open your ivy gates.

Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand. Oh yea, fast track this one - crash the worlds economies, and sit next to your windmill for the one year till it quits working.

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.  Return of the Obama stimulus - are these guys listen at all?

Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests,  Cool.  A trillion here a trillion there, before you know it, you are talking real bucks... The driven ignorance of how the economy works is well embedded in these pea-brained malcontents.

Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.  Huh?  Didn't we already pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 back in 1964?  And, oh yea, didn't we also reject a whole amendment to the constitution stating that woman have equal rights - even voting rights?

Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel  anywhere to work and live.  Lets see any of these idiots try to travel and/or try to work in Mexico whenever, and wherever they want, c'mon, lets see ya try.

Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.  Yea, though the Democrats/Acorn are the party of voter fraud, and illegals voting, we need to treat our election system like a third world country - purple thumbs anyone?

Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. You read right, they want all debt, mortgages, credit cards to just vaporize, like when the bank takes your house, and your credit cards for non payment - this one will work - just ask the banks...

Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.  Covering the back-end too, in other words, you get free money, all debt forgiven, and just in case you forgot to tell the bank, they can't zap your credit either,  nice catch...

Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign.  Can you smell the unions behind much of this?  The stench is pretty strong...

Well, we suspected it, now we know it - they are insane.  And they are greedy...  wait, greedy?  Isn't that what they are supposed to be railing against?  Greed?  Ironic huh?

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CA Pension Turmoil Pits Brown Against Unions

Brown is out with his plan to move new CA state workers to a system where a 401(k) is central. State employees hired after the plan takes effect would be eligible for full retirement at 67, instead of 60. Brown wants current employees to contribute at least half of the cost of their pension benefits.

“We know there are some problems,” Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers said. “But it worries me that (Brown’s plan) feeds into what I see as an effort to scapegoat public sector employees for the economic problems we did not create.".

Pechthalt’s union is crafting a ballot measure to levy a millionaires tax on residents earning at least $500,000. How is half a million a million? Never mind.

Unions are going to fight Brown. Brown is shockingly proposing a fair way to go after CA's serious budget shortfalls even in the face of the record taxes the state already levies on residents.

Pechthalt is not atypical of how a union goof thinks, his first assumption is that cuts to union pensions are somehow linked to "fault" over the wrecked economy! Well, if there is fault to be found, look no further than the unions, the Democrats and their other welfare program, the Fannie Subprime Housing bubble.

Even more disturbing is how unions are a big part of ugly class-warfare Obama is waging, and the Occupy goofs are parroting...the notion that the "Zionist Wall Street bankers" crashed the economy that now leads to the "conspiracy" to cut the "living wage" and by extension retirement benefits for unions.

Hitler's assertion was that Germany's economic problems during the depression were to be laid at the feet of the wealthy, who were also supposed to be mostly "Jews".

Is it shocking  to see rumblings of antisemitism in this rail?  When you hear Michael Moore, or an Occupy vagrant utter the code word "Zionist", substitute Hitler's "Jews" and you see the picture.

Texas Handgun Training Bars Muslims And Obama Voters

A radio ad for a handgun training class that bars Muslims and Obama voters has sparked outrage among Muslims and Democrats in Texas.  Why?  They are banned from attending...

"We will attempt to teach you all the necessary information you need to obtain your [Concealed Handgun License]," the ad says. Then adds: "If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class. You have already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision under the law." And finally says: "If you are a non-Christian Arab or Muslim..." the class is also not available to you.

The ad has gone viral on YouTube.

Along comes the state of Texas.  The Department of Public Safety said in a statement "Conduct by an instructor that denied service to individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion would place that instructor's certification by the Department at risk of suspension or revocation." The department has said it has begun an investigation.

The instructor has said he will stick to his 'guns', even if it means his license is revoked.

O Canada - Time To Pay To Play In The USA

The recently passed trade agreement with Columbia requires a $5.50 travel tax on Canadians who fly or sail to the US.

National public radio reports that about seven million Canadians travel to the United States by air or sea every year, meaning the tax would rake in about $100 million annually.  Now we are getting somewhere.

Canadian newspapers are up in arms over the proposed change.  Tough.

Canada owes the US a lot more than a travel tax   For over a century Canada has enjoyed the geographical advantage of being just to the north of the US. Canada has had the luxury to toy with social programs, and complain about their neighbor to the south with impunity, comforted by the sacrifice and cost of the US military, and being the beneficiary of being the worlds largest economies biggest trading partner.

Canada flourishes thanks entirely to the US.  So please, quit whining, the bill is way overdue.

Bully Joe Biden Attacks Reporter

Jason Mattera, reporting for Human Events shook Biden’s hand and asked him to pose for a photo. While shaking Biden’s hand, Mattera asked him if he felt “regret using a rape reference to describe Republican opposition to the president’s bill.”

Biden froze - “I didn’t use — no, no, no,” Biden said in a fight or flight panic, furrowing his brow and shaking his finger at the reporter. “What I said — let’s get it straight, guy, don’t screw around with me. Let’s get it straight.
“I said rape was up three times in Flint, [Mich.]. There are the numbers. Go look at the numbers. Murder’s up, rape is up and burglary’s up. That’s exactly what I said,” Biden added.

The Washington Post’s fact-checker ripped Biden’s claims over the weekend, giving the vice president “four Pinocchios” and writing that he “should know better than to spout off half-baked facts in service of a dubious argument.”  Why?  Oh yea, because bully Joe is making it up again, playing the politics of scare tactics, and becoming agitated by a reporter who nailed him in his game.

Does this smell like Biden is displaying a histrionic imbalance?   Biden is trying to ruin the reporter and get his credentials yanked - it seems bully Joe can only dish it out, but can't take it.

NBC - Nearly Bankrupt Company

Comcast bought the dying network, NBC, from GE in December, 2009.  Since then, NBC has continued its decline, down another 9.3% for the current fall ratings period compared to a year ago.

NBC's 18-to-49-year-old audience is 2.2 million—down 16% from last year. That demographic is the audience group most valued by advertisers.

NBC is declining in every age group, and in every way - from entertainment, to news.

Comcast is said to have wanted the beast for its cable business, in this market, FoxNews owns the field, and grew by 11% while NBC continued its decline.

One person familiar with the Comcast turnaround strategy said: "It's even less pretty than we had thought it would be."

NBC and its hellish offspring MSNBC are largely responsible for the ascension of Obama.

Once a proud, unbiased news outlet, the network has been infested with operatives from the left-wing who have destroyed the giant in a few short years.  Viewers have been given two alternatives to the propaganda NBC spews, the Web, and FoxNews.  The downfall is well deserved.

US Standard of Living Decline Accelerates

The US standard of living has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government record keeping according to the Christian Science Monitor.

The average individual has $1,315 less in disposable income than since Obama took office.  Real median income is down 9.8% in just three years, according to Sentier Research in Annapolis, Md.

The misery index reflects this decline - see US Misery Index Reaches 31 Year High.

The USA has a baby-boomer generation, the largest segment in the population, retiring now.  The dire Obama economy, eroding incomes, jobless rate, inflation, housing value loss, and medical costs are all converging in a perfect storm of disaster for this group.

Baby boomers bought homes decades ago, but have seen those values drop by 40% in the past three years alone. These housing equity losses are the 'nest egg' most planned to live on after retirement.

Obama meddled in the health care system, instead of tending to the job losses, the housing crash, and the imminent insolvency of Social Security and Medicare.  Now the price will be paid by everyone, but especially by seniors who have no way out, and nowhere to go.

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Scrabble Player Demands Opponent Strip-Search

The World Scrabble Championships began to come unraveled when a furious Chollapat Itthi-Aree, from Thailand, demanded officials take Ed Martin, from London, to the toilet and search him for a missing letter 'G'.

Judges at the tournament in Warsaw, Poland, disagreed with Chollapat, refused to carry out the search, enabling Ed, 35, to go on to win the game by one point.

The first prize was eventually won by 44-year-old New Zealander Nigel Richards, add the word 'omnified' for a 96 score in the final game.  Nigel later describing his victory as 'nice' seemed nearly comatose collecting the $20K prize money.

The word 'nice' would have been a loser, scoring around 7 on the final board. The crafty Nigel kept omnified for the game, and nice for the victory speech. Side note. omnified means 'enlarged', and nice means, well it means 'nice'.

The intensity of scrabble is an undisputed fact of life, folks, don't mess with it.

Planned Parenthood Attacks Nevada's Abortion Initiative

Planned Parenthood has filed separate legal challenges opposing a constitutional amendment to Nevada's constitution intended to end abortion in the state - and force the issue in the more conservative US Supreme Court.

The challenge comes even before the Personhood Nevada and the Nevada Prolife Coalition have begun their petition drive to collect the signatures.

Personhood Nevada  must collect at least 72,352 signatures by June 19, and voters approve them twice in general elections in 2012 and 2014 to change the constitution.

Backers of the petitions must collect signatures before court challenges are settled, otherwise risk having all signatures voided - thus, the challenge from Planned Parenthood strategy is to cutoff this process, as they did last year in Nevada.

Nevada is not alone.  Similar efforts in Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Montana are also underway.

Wall Street Bankers Wake-Up Call?

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee robo-mailed a message telling supporters to sign a petition backing "Occupy Wall Street" protests.

Surprise!  Phones at the DCCC started ringing off the hook.

Banking execs personally called DCCC Chair Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and DCCC Finance Chair Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) last week demanding answers, POLITICO story here.

“Most Wall Street guys, they feel like they’re going to be burned in effigy,” said Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, who gave to Obama in 2008.

Ooops. Why have these New York Wall Street Democrats taken so long to notice? After Dodd-Frank, and after the hot rhetoric Obama has been using bashing Wall Street does it take mobs in the streets calling for their heads to make them wake-up?

Obama and the Democrats have been playing both sides of Wall Street. The Democrats crashed the economy, ruined Wall Street banks and sucked them into the Subprime/Fannie Mae rat hole.

Has Wall Street finally noticed? Did they sit around and say "gosh, maybe we did do it, and maybe the bailouts are not deserved"... And maybe they are too dumb to find food, too...

Van Gogh Shot By Teen - Not A Suicide

"Van Gogh: The Life," a book by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, casts doubt that Van Gogh shot himself in the chest in a French field in 1890, at 37.

After being shot, Van Gogh staggered over a mile from the field to an inn in Auvers, dying the next day.  The suicide legend begins when it was alleged Van Gogh was asked just before he died if he was trying to commit suicide: "Yes I believe so."   He "believed" so?  Where is the suicide note?  Who shoots themselves in the chest?

The authors posit a different and more substantial explanation: The shot was fired by a 16-year-old boy named Rene Secretan, who lived nearby and was known to have taunted, and teased Van Gogh.

"The accepted understanding of what happened in Auvers among the people who knew him was that he was killed accidentally by a couple of boys and he decide to protect them by accepting the blame," say the authors.

Van Gogh was a troubled soul, no question.  He was famous for rejections by prostitutes, and by the art world in general, resulting in long bouts of depression and stints in asylums.

Who wouldn't be depressed, after all, he was the most brilliant oil artist to put brush to canvas, even arguably, more talented than fellow Dutch painter Rembrandt, but unlike Rembrandt, was utterly rejected and ignored while he was alive.  Much of his work was tossed away by his mother as "trash", priceless works lost to the world now due to ignorance, and lesser minds.

The moral?  Don't trust a teen with a gun, and more importantly, don't assume the world will recognize genius and reward it, it almost never happens.

A brief look at Van Gogh, and his tragic life and end.

DNA From Cops? Police Unions Say No...

Police in major cities nationwide are resisting attempts to collect their DNA

Rank-and-file police and their unions from Connecticut to Chicago to Los Angeles have opposed what some experts say is a slowly emerging trend in the U.S. to collect officers' DNA.

In Chicago, police officers pulled a slowdown in 2008 because their new chief invoked a new policy to collect DNA. In Los Angeles, police union leaders say management won't restrict how the DNA information is used and stored, and contend that privacy is uppermost in their objection.

Odd, there seems to be no such concern for the privacy of those that must provide DNA, namely convicted felons, and others...Why wouldn't their DNA be used improperly too?

Given the most insidious aspect of crime is the possibility that someone close to investigating a given case could be perpetrators themselves, it makes complete sense that police should be required to have their DNA handy, in large part to quickly eliminate them from suspicion.

Police in other parts of the world, including the UK and Australia, have been keeping officers' DNA on file years.  The USA is behind due to police unions.  Unions once again, slowing down investigations, interfering with any notion of efficiency, and of course, running up the cost.

Puppy Meat Same As Pork Says British Chef

British TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says eating puppy meat is morally equivalent to eating pork.

C'mon Hugh pushing puppy-pone over pork - you pompous poser!

This guy shocked viewers by eating placenta pate, curried fruit bat, giraffe and calf testicles on shows recently. Now says he wants to see a "high-welfare organic puppy farm." Presumably to grow meat for mass consumption, with recipes he creates, for those who require their puppy meat cooked on a higher level.

"... although pigs probably do make better meat than dogs ... but it's not a foregone conclusion."  Fearnley-Whittingstall concludes.

Well, we know the British are empire in decline - but soylent green puppy?

Other fun food ideas chef Hugh may want to try: 

Cobra testicles, fruit-fly flambeau, kitty litter crunch, hamster meatballs, wharf rat rinds, bacteria bun cake, bread mold a la carte, parakeet pate, shetland pony porterhouse steaks, junkyard dog dip, poodle pie, roast road kill, fetus flavored feta, iguana stew, cockroach tea, and my personal favorite - flea poop poppers.

Topeka Broke - Stops Domestic Violence Prosecutions

Topeka, Kansas is forced to prioritize spending as their cash intake dwindles.

Shawnee County District Attorney's office announced it could no longer prosecute misdemeanors, including domestic violence cases.  Some 30 domestic violence cases have been dropped since the DA stopped prosecuting the crime on Sept. 8.

Chicago has stopped burying the indigent dead due to budget shortfalls, we assume the corpses are piling up in a morgue somewhere.

General city revenues nationwide are continuing to fall, with a projected -2.3% decrease by the end of 2011. This is the fifth straight year of declines in revenue with probable further declines in 2012.

What gets cut?  Salaries (Jobs), Pensions, Services, Public Safety (Police/Fire), Health Care Benefits, Parks/Libraries,  Roads/Buildings, Poverty Programs...and now the courts.  These things are the result of Obama's failed economic non-recovery, and the statistics are horrific.

Some 50 million people are now below the poverty line, and 48 million are on food aid of some kind.  Wages are in decline, and the number of people without jobs, long and short term has not been higher than since the Great Depression.  None of this is news, but we have to ask, why are the "Occupy" protestors floating around the cities - pointing a finger at the financial markets?  Oh yea, Obama told them to do it.

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DOJ Punches Pot Peddlers Party

California’s four U.S. attorneys on Friday officially announced a coordinated crackdown on marijuana growing operations, stores and delivery services in the state.

The attorneys said they were targeting marijuana businesses in California — the first state to pass a law legalizing the sale and use of medical marijuana.  The code-phrase "medical marijuana" fools no one, chemo patients could always get a real MD's prescription for the drug - the dreadlocks crowd just thought they could slip one by the government, masquerading as a pseudo-pharmacy for what has long been simply, an illegal drug.

“As the number one marijuana producing state in the country, California is exporting not just marijuana but all the serious repercussions that come with it, including significant public safety issues and perhaps irreparable harm to our youth,” said Laura Duffy, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California.

Obama, ironically, is enforcing the federal laws on drugs.  Wow... No doubt this will fly like a lead balloon among the "occupy" crowd, and the bastion of left-wingers in San Francisco - Pelosi's Party Place.

A first for Gbigs Angle - attaboy Barry, we approve.

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Will Obama Keep Biden In 2012?

Obama has plenty to run on from, a record that cannot be spun defended, and ideologies ideas that are rejected even by Democrats.  Now comes roll'n Joe Biden - former hair-plug king of the Senate.

Biden on NBC: "...a significant majority of the American people believe that the country is not moving in the right direction...at the end of the day, the American people right now are - many of them are in real trouble – an even larger percentage have stagnant wages and a significant majority of the American people believe that the country is not moving in the right direction.".

Biden at Washington Ideas Forum: 'the middle class has been screwed..." and "bargain has been breached with the American people...".

Biden on Florida radio station WLRN: "voters should blame President Obama for the bad economy, not President Bush".

Biden being Biden: "who is Van Jones...".

Biden at Teamsters Union BBQ: Tea Partiers Are Barbarians.

Obama is "distracted by his vice president's indiscipline" leading to spanking Biden privately, according the book by Newsweek journalist Richard Wolffe, who interviewed Obama a dozen times.

Biden sounds more like Obama's critics, than Obama's supporters.  Is he supposed to be doing that?  Isn't he supposed to spin and dis-inform so it benefits Obama?...lets hope Joe Boo-Boo Biden keeps it up.

Macau Buys Vegas?

The 34 casinos in Macau collected 21.2 billion patacas ($2.65 billion USD) from gamblers visiting from around the world.  Macau continues to set new record revenue increases each month.

Macao's monthly records this year alone: 52% (June), 48% (July), and 57% (August), which were reported by Macau's Gaming Bureau.

Gamblers flock to the former Portuguese colony of Macau rakes in more money from gambling than Las Vegas. Macau's casino revenue quadrupled in 2010, growing 60% to reach $23.5 billion.  In 2011, the sky is the limit, possibly exceeding $40 billion?

By contrast , Las Vegas has been shrinking, casino closings, massive losses in revenue, decline in jobs, wages, and housing - revenues now around $468.5 million.  Steve Wynn, the wizard of Vegas has moved officially to Macau, his business now HQ'd in Macau.

Las Vegas will soon be the USA first and largest urban ghost town, a shadow in the desert.  Obama got his way, customers are going elsewhere now.

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Obama Admin Cozies Up To Muslim Brotherhood

U.S. officials met members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a U.S. diplomat admitted, after acknowledging the group has taken control of the "Arab Spring" ousting of Mubarak in Egypt.

Israel has not publicly denounced the meetings, but cannot be happy about them.

The Brotherhood renounced violence to avoid being obliterated in Egypt. But groups like Hamas, which have not disavowed violence, look to the Brotherhood as a spiritual guide.

Under the former Egyptian president, the Muslim Brotherhood was banned and its members often detained. These actions were necessary as the Muslim Brotherhood is, in fact, a violent underpinning to the overall push by extreme Islamics to destroy Israel, and Jews worldwide.

Who are the Muslim Brotherhood really?   The Muslim Brotherhood began as a social and religious organization in Egypt whose members regarded Islam as a way of life.

The Brotherhood's founder, al-Banna, was a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.  After World War II, Egyptian members took violent action against King Farouk’s government. When the organization was banned in Egypt, hundreds moved to Transjordan. Many also participated in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949.

The Brotherhood may give rhetoric today which is intended to paint a more moderate, even peaceful central ideology, but this group has spawned many of today's radicals and no doubt, should they gain real power in a country like Egypt, reemerge as who they really are,and wreck havoc on Israel - as the Arabs remind the world, their timescale is centuries, not decades.

Alabama Illegals Vanishing After Ruling

Hispanic students are leaving Alabama public schools a day after U.S. District judge Sharon Blackburn's ruling upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

In Russellville, having the largest illegals population in Alabama because of its poultry plants, overall school attendance was down more than 2%.

School officials are drafting letters to Hispanic parents attempting to soothe their fear, and minimize the effect of the law, we guess in order to retain the illegals in schools despite the clear desire by taxpayers that illegals be purged from the system.

Of course the Obama administration has been doing all it can to block responsible treatment of the problem, and to run from its constitutional duties to deal with border control.  "The Department of Justice is reviewing the decision to determine next steps.  We will continue to evaluate state immigration-related laws and will not hesitate to bring suit if, in fact, a state creates its own immigration policy or enforces state laws in a manner that interferes with federal immigration law.", an Obama spokesman threatened.

Obama needs to add this quote to his next speech: "We have met the enemy and he is us." Pogo.

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